Scientists think that some people inherit a tendency to
be allergic from one or both parents. This means they
are more likely to have allergies. They probably, however,
do not inherit a tendency to be allergic to any specific
allergen. Children are more likely to develop allergies
if one or both parents have allergies. In addition, exposure
to allergens at times when the body's defenses are lowered
or weakened, such as after a viral infection or during
pregnancy, seems to contribute to developing allergies.
Courtesy: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
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Introduction to Allergies
What is an allergy?
What is allergic rhinitis? (Hay Fever)
Why are some people allergic?
What is an allergic reaction?
What Is Food Allergy?
Introduction to Asthma
What are Hives?